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Everything Mac & Cheese

What could possibly make homemade mac and cheese any better? Everything Bagel Seasoning! Mixed into both cheese sauce and sprinkled on top with crunchy onions, this dish is the ultimate in comfort food.
10 min
PREP TIME
35 min
COOK TIME
9
INGREDIENTS
12
Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup (113 g) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups (750 ml) milk
  • 1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese
  • 2 cups (500 ml) smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • 1 cup (250 ml) Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 5 tbsps (75 ml) Everything Bagel Seasoning divided
  • 16 ozs (450 g) small shell pasta cooked
  • 1 cup (250 ml) French's® Fried Onion Crunchy Toppers

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour. Cook and stir 2 minutes.
  • 2 Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. When mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, stir in cream cheese, Gouda, Cheddar, and 4 tablespoons (60 ml) of the Seasoning. Simmer, stirring consistently, until cheese is completely melted.
  • 3 Add cooked pasta to cheese sauce and stir gently to mix. Transfer mixture to 13x9-inch (33x23-cm) baking dish. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, mix Fried Onion Crunchy Toppers and remaining 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Seasoning in a small bowl. Remove mac & cheese from oven; sprinkle with seasoned onions. Bake for 5 minutes longer, just until onions begin to brown.
  • 5 Test Kitchen Tip: Make this tasty side a main dish by topping with anything from shredded short ribs to fried chicken, or your favourite protein.

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